Today JetBlue launched an inaugural flight from San Diego International Airport (SAN) to Newark, New Jersey via Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR). JetBlue is the only carrier that offers nonstop service to two New York area airports, EWR and John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK), from SAN. Other routes JetBlue serves from SAN are Boston Logan International Airport (BOS) and Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport (FLL).
“This route will serve as a vital link between San Diego and the northeast U.S.,” said Kimberly Becker, San Diego County Regional Airport Authority President and CEO. “Those with essential travel needs during these challenging times will greatly appreciate the convenience. And when you are flying, please visit san.org/gosafely for up-to-date travel information.”
SAN has implemented a number of modifications and protocols to help ensure the health and safety of passengers who choose to travel amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Those improvements include increased cleaning of high touch points, signage on preventive health measures, floor decals and seat separation signage to queue six-foot social distance, hand sanitizer stations, and Plexiglas sneeze guards in certain public spaces. Per the California Department of Public Health, facial coverings are required for all passengers, visitors, tenants, contractors and employees while on airport property, excluding those with a medical or mental health condition, or developmental disability that prevents wearing a face covering.
JetBlue Airways and American Airlines have announced a strategic partnership that will create seamless connectivity for travelers in the Northeast.